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Decision-support system for risk management of produced water in the offshore petroleum industry

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Niaz, M and Husain, T and Bose, N and Veitch, B and Hawboldt, K (2009) Decision-support system for risk management of produced water in the offshore petroleum industry. International Journal of Water, 5 (1). pp. 70-87. ISSN (Online): 1741-5241 (Print): 1466-8297

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Abstract

A decision-support system for produced water management
(DISSPROWM) in offshore operations is being developed. The system
determines the risk and hazards to human and marine species from
non-carcinogenic and carcinogenic pollutants, including radionuclides present
in produced water. The DISSPROWM also evaluates the best available
treatment technology for treating the produced water whose properties are
in the database. The system consists of a Windows-based Graphical User
Interface (GUI) developed with Microsoft Visual Basic, which integrates a
SQL Server database, a risk assessment model and a dilution model for
produced water contaminants. The database contains most produced water
pollutants and their important properties that are required in dispersion and risk
assessment modelling. The database also contains current produced water
regulations and information on some of the selected existing treatment
technologies with typical cost data required in the decision-support system.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: best available treatment technology; decision-support system; oil and gas industries; produced water; produced water database; risk assessment
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Water
Page Range: pp. 70-87
ISSN: (Online): 1741-5241 (Print): 1466-8297
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1504/IJW.2009.023083
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2008 23:23
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:30
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